American cloud computing services provider Fastly has partnered with German Formula One team Mercedes, joining them as an Official Global Sponsor.
The long-term deal will kick off with the upcoming the Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 and will see the eight-time Constructors’ Champions use Fastly technology to increase and improve their online and digital fan experiences. The partnership is built on the two parties’ shared goal of providing fast, safe and leading-edge experiences both on track and on the Internet.
Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, commented:
“We have a deep appreciation for what Fastly delivers to its customers: the ultimate digital performance, at incredible speed.
“Our fans expect the very best experiences, not just on track but on their screens – and Fastly will be an important partner to help us achieve this. We’re thrilled to work alongside a team that shares our commitment to high-performance, safety and relentless innovation.“
Margaret Arakawa, Chief Marketing Officer of Fastly, stated:
“For the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 team and Fastly, milliseconds matter. The Fastly and Mercedes F1 partnership showcases two brands that are synonymous with performance and speed at global scale. Fastly is excited to push the limits of speed and security alongside a team that is not only one of the most legendary names in global motorsport, but also shares our values around innovation, safety, and performance with integrity.
“The team has proven year after year that relentless focus and dedication to innovation – supported by technological infrastructure that is fast, secure, and unwaveringly reliable – leads to winning results.“
Michael Taylor, IT Director, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, added:
“Our fight for milliseconds on track relies upon the strength of our digital infrastructure and the speed of our network. Joining forces with Fastly, who share our obsession for innovation and uncompromising performance, will help to drive us forward on the track and power our fan experience in the virtual world.“